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2022 NFL Free Agency, Live Updates: NFC West

The NFC West traded away a franchise quarterback and saw quality pass rushers leave the division. Through two weeks, trades have been at or near the top of the NFC West’s agenda. Will this division keep its aggression through the 2022 NFL Draft?

NFC West

Los Angeles Rams

Offensive free agents

  • RB Sony Michel
  • RB Buddy Howell
  • TE Johnny Mundt (Agreed to terms with the Vikings)
  • WR Odell Beckham Jr.
  • WR-Ret Brandon Powell (re-signed)
  • OG  Austin Corbett (Agreed to terms with the Panthers)
  • OC Brian Allen (re-signed)
  • OT Joe Noteboom (re-signed)   

Defensive free agents

  • CB Darious Williams  (Agreed to terms with the  Jaguars)
  • CB Donte Deayon
  • DT Sebastian Joseph Day (Agreed to terms with the Chargers)
  • OLB Von Miller (Agreed to terms with the Bills)
  • OLB Ogbonnia Okoronkwo (Agreed to terms with the Texans)
  • P Johnny Hekker (Agreed to terms with the Panthers)
  • S Antoine Brooks
  • LB Will Compton
  • LB Troy Reeder

2022 Free Agency report/Other Notes:

  • OT Andrew Whitworth retired this offseason.
  • Re-signed OT Joseph Noteboom to a three-year deal, OC Brian Allen to a three-year deal, WR-Ret Brandon Powell to a one-year deal and signed OL Coleman Shelton to an extension
  • Signed QB Matthew Stafford to a four-year extension
  • Placed a RFA tender on PK Matt Gay, LB Travin Howard
  • Agreed to terms with WR Allen Robinson (Bears) on three-year deal, LB Bobby Wagner (Seahawks) on a five-year deal, P Riley Dixon (Giants)
  • Traded WR Robert Woods to the Tennessee Titans for a 2023 sixth-round pick
  • Released P Johnny Hekker (signed with the Panthers)
  • Lost OLB Von Miller (Bills), OLB Ogbonnia Okoronkwo (Texans), DT Sebastian Joseph Day (Chargers), CB Darious Williams (Jaguars), P Johnny Hekker (Panthers), TE Johnny Mundt (Vikings), OT Austin Corbett (Panthers)

Arizona Cardinals

Offensive free agents

  • RB James Conner (re-signed)
  • RB Chase Edmonds (Agreed to terms with the Dolphins)
  • TE Zach Ertz (re-signed)
  • WR A.J. Green (re-signed)
  • WR Christian Kirk (Agreed to terms with the Jaguars)
  • QB Colt McCoy (re-signed)
  • TE Maxx Williams (re-signed)
  • TE Darrell Daniels
  • TE Demetrius Harris
  • OG Max Garcia (Agreed to terms with the Giants)

Defensive free agents

  • DE Chandler Jones (Agreed to terms with the Raiders)
  • LB Dennis Gardeck (re-signed)
  • LB Ezekial Turner (re-signed)
  • LB Jordan Hicks (released and signed with the Vikings)
  • CB Robert Alford
  • CB Antonio Hamilton
  • CB Breon Borders
  • S Charles Washington
  • DL Jack Crawford
  • S Chris Banjo
  • P Andy Lee (re-signed)
  • LS Aaron Brewer (re-signed)
  • DT Corey Peters

2022 Free Agency report/Other Notes:

  • GM Steve Keim and HC Kliff Kingsbury were given five-year contract extensions
  • Re-signed P Andy Lee, LS Aaron Brewer, LB Ezekial Turner, LB Dennis Gardeck to one-year deals.
  • Re-signed TE Zach Ertz on a three-year deal, QB Colt McCoy to a two-year deal, RB James Conner on a three-year deal, LB Dennis Gardeck on a three-year deal
  • Agreed to terms with LB Nick Vigil (Vikings), CB Jeff Gladney (Vikings), OG Will Hernandez (Giants), TE Stephen Anderson (Chargers)
  • Released LB Jordan Hicks (signed with the Vikings)
  • Lost DE Chandler Jones (Raiders), WR Christian Kirk (Jaguars), RB Chase Edmonds (Dolphins), OG Max Garcia (Giants)

Seattle Seahawks

Offensive free agents

  • LT Duane Brown
  • RB Alex Collins
  • TE Will Dissly (re-signed)
  • TE Gerald Everett (Agreed to terms with the Chargers)
  • OL Kyle Fuller (re-signed)
  • OL Jamarco Jones
  • RB Rashaad Penny (re-signed)
  • C Ethan Pocic
  • OT Brandon Shell
  • QB Geno Smith (re-signed)
  • WR John Ursua

Defensive free agents

  • S Quandre Diggs (re-signed)
  • DE Rasheem Green
  • DE Carlos Dunlap (designated post June 1 release)
  • CB Sidney Jones (re-signed)
  • CB Gavin Heslop
  • DB Blessaun Austin
  • DT Robert Nkemdiche
  • DB D.J. Reed
  • DT Al Woods (re-signed)
  • DE Benson Mayowa (released)
  • DE Kerry Hyder (released)
  • LB Bobby Wagner (released and signed with Rams)

2022 Free Agency report/Other Notes:

  • Traded QB Russell Wilson to the Denver Broncos in exchange for QB Drew Lock, TE Noah Fant, DL Shelby Harris, 2022 first-round pick (9th overall), 2022 second-round pick (40th overall), 2022 fourth-round pick and a 2022 fifth-round pick. They also received a 2023 first-round pick and a 2023 second-round pick
  • Released LB Bobby Wagner (signed with Rams), designated a post June 1 release of DE Carlos Dunlap, released DE Kerry Hyder, DE Benson Mayowa
  • Re-signed S Quandre Diggs to a three-year deal, CB Sidney Jones, TE Will Dissly to a three-year deal, OL Kyle Fuller, RB Rashaad Penny to a one-year deal, DT Al Woods to a two-year deal, QB Geno Smith to a one-year deal
  • Agreed to terms with DT Quinton Jefferson (Raiders) on a two-year deal, OLB Uchenna Nwosu (Chargers) on a two-year deal, CB Artie Burns (Bears) on a one-year deal, G Austin Blythe (Chiefs) on a one-year deal, CB Justin Coleman (Dolphins), LB Joel Iyiegbuniwe (Bears)
  • Lost OL Jamarco Jones (Titans), DB D.J. Reed (Jets)

San Francisco 49ers

Offensive free agents

  • OG Laken Tomlinson (Agreed to terms with the Jets)
  • WR Richie James
  • RB Trenton Cannon (Agreed to terms with the Titans)
  • WR Trent Sherfield (Agreed to terms with the Dolphins)
  • C Jake Brendel (re-signed)
  • WR-Ret Travis Benjamin
  • OL Tom Compton (Agreed to terms with the Broncos)
  • WR Mohamed Sanu
  • TE Ross Dwelley
  • RB Jeff Wilson, Jr. (re-signed)
  • RB Raheem Mostert (Agreed to terms with the Dolphins)

Defensive free agents

  • DB Tarvaris Moore
  • DE Jordan Willis (re-signed)
  • DL Maurice Hurst
  • DE-OLB Arden Key
  • CB Dontae Johnson (re-signed)
  • S Tavon Wilson
  • S Jaquiski Tartt
  • LB Marcell Harris
  • CB Josh Norman
  • CB K’Waun Williams (Agreed to terms with the Broncos)
  • CB Jason Verrett
  • DT D.J. Jones (Agreed to terms with the Broncos)
  • DL Darrion Daniels

2022 Free Agency report/Other Notes:

  • Agreed to terms with CB Charvarius Ward (Chiefs) on a three-year deal, CB Darqueze Dennard (Giants), S George Odum (Colts) on a three-year deal, LB Oren Burks (Packers) on a two-year deal, WR-Ret Ray-Ray McCloud (Steelers) on a two-year deal, DT Hassan Ridgeway (Eagles) on a one-year deal, DE Kerry Hyder (Seahawks) on a one-year deal
  • Re-signed DE Jordan Willis on a one-year deal, C Jake Brendel, RB Jeff Wilson, Jr.
  • Lost CB K’Waun Williams (Broncos), RB Raheem Mostert (Dolphins), RB Trenton Cannon (Titans), OG Laken Tomlinson (Jets), DT D.J. Jones (Broncos), WR Trent Sherfield (Dolphins), OL Tom Compton (Broncos)
  • Placed RFA tenders on OL Daniel Brunskill and LB Azeez Al-Shaair

2022 NFL Free Agency, Live Updates: AFC West

The AFC West’s free agency/offseason started fast, as the Broncos seemingly traded away one-eighth of its team and several draft picks for former Seattle signal-caller Russell Wilson’s services. But all of the division’s quarterbacks have a lot to deal with on the other side of the ball. The Raiders added Chandler Jones and Khalil Mack returns to the division as a Charger. To top it off, the Broncos signed former Cowboys standout Randy Gregory to pair with Bradley Chubb. The updates are live, so please come back to see who your favorite team signs or loses in free agency.

AFC West

Kansas City Chiefs

Offensive Free Agents

  • OT Orlando Brown Jr. (Franchise tag)
  • FB Michael Burton (re-signed)
  • WR Josh Gordon (returned on futures deal)
  • QB Chad Henne (re-signed)
  • OL Kyle Long
  • RB Jerick McKinnon
  • WR Byron Pringle (agreed to terms with the Bears)
  • OT Mike Remmers
  • WR Demarcus Robinson (agreed to terms with the Raiders)
  • RB Darrel Williams
  • OL Andrew Wylie (re-signed)
  • OC Austin Blythe (agreed to terms with the Seahawks)
  • TE Blake Bell (re-signed)

Defensive Free Agents

  • S Armani Watts
  • CB Charvarius Ward (agreed to terms with the 49ers)
  • S Daniel Sorensen (agreed to terms with the Saints)
  • DT Jarran Reed
  • LB Dorian O’Daniel
  • DL Derrick Nnadi (re-signed)
  • DE Alex Okafor
  • LB Ben Niemann
  • S Tyrann Mathieu (agreed to terms with the Saints)
  • OLB Melvin Ingram
  • CB Mike Hughes (agreed to terms with the Lions)
  • LB Anthony Hitchens

2022 Free Agency report/Other Notes:

  • Placed the franchise tag on OT Orlando Brown, Jr. and restructured the contract of DE Frank Clark
  • Agreed to terms with S Justin Reid (Texans) on a three-year deal, WR Marquez Valdes-Scantling (Packers) on a three-year deal, WR JuJu Smith-Schuster (Steelers) on a one-year deal, LB Jermaine Carter (Panthers), RB Ronald Jones II (Buccaneers)
  • Re-signed FB Michael Burton to a one-year deal, re-signed QB Chad Henne to a one-year deal, DT Derrick Nnadi to a one-year deal, OL Andrew Wylie to a one-year deal,
  • Released LB Anthony Hitchens
  • Traded WR Tyreek Hill to the Miami Dolphins for a 2022 first-round pick, 2022 second-round pick and 2022 fourth-round pick. They also received a fourth-round pick and sixth-round pick in the 2023 NFL Draft
  • Lost CB Charvarius Ward (49ers), CB Mike Hughes (Lions), OC Austin Blythe (Seahawks), WR Demarcus Robinson (Raiders), WR Byron Pringle (Bears), S Tyrann Mathieu (Saints)

Los Angeles Chargers

Offensive free agents

  • WR Mike Williams (re-signed)
  • TE Jared Cook
  • OG Oday Aboushi
  • LS Matt Overton
  • OG Michael Schofield
  • OT Bryan Bulaga (released)
  • OG Senio Kelemete
  • KR/PR Andre Roberts
  • K Dustin Hopkins
  • QB Chase Daniel (re-signed)
  • TE Stephen Anderson
  • C Scott Quessenberry (Agreed to terms with the Texans)
  • RB Justin Jackson

Defensive Free Agents

  • LB Kyzir White (agreed to terms with the Eagles)
  • DT Justin Jones (agreed to terms with the Bears)
  • CB Davontae Harris
  • DT Christian Covington (re-signed)
  • OLB Uchenna Nwosu (agreed to terms with the Seahawks)
  • OLB Kyler Fackrell
  • CB Ryan Smith
  • DT Linval Joseph
  • CB Chris Harris Jr.

2022 Free Agency report/Other Notes:

  • Traded a 2022 second-round pick and 2023 sixth-round pick to the Chicago Bears for OLB-DE Khalil Mack
  • Agreed to terms with CB J.C. Jackson (Patriots) on a five-year deal, DT Sebastian Joseph (Rams) on a three-year deal, LS Josh Harris on a four-year deal and DT Austin Johnson (Giants), P JK Scott (Jaguars), LB Kyzir White (Eagles), LS Josh Harris (Falcons)
  • Released OT Bryan Bulaga, re-signed QB Chase Daniel to a one-year deal
  • Re-signed WR Mike Williams to a three-year deal
  • Tendered RFA TE Donald Parham, WR Jalen Guyton and OT Storm Norton
  • Lost OLB Uchenna Nwosu (Seahawks), C Scott Quessenberry (Texans), DT Justin Jones (Bears), LB Kyzir White (Eagles)

Denver Broncos

Offensive free agents

  • QB Teddy Bridgewater (Agreed to terms with the Dolphins)
  • RB Melvin Gordon
  • RT Bobby Massie
  • RT Cam Fleming
  • TE Eric Saubert
  • C Brett Jones

Defensive free agents

  • CB Kyle Fuller
  • CB Bryce Callahan
  • S Kareem Jackson
  • LB Alexander Johnson
  • OLB Stephen Weatherly
  • DT Shamar Stephen
  • CB Mike Ford
  • CB Nate Hairston
  • DL Justin Hamilton
  • LB Micah Kiser (agreed to terms with the Raiders)
  • LB Josey Jewell (re-signed)
  • LB Kenny Young
Former Dallas Cowboys defensive end Randy Gregory, pictured, posted a career-high 17 quarterback hits in 2021. The Broncos signed him in free agency this offseason.

2022 Free Agency report/Other Notes:

  • Traded QB Drew Lock, TE Noah Fant, DL Shelby Harris, a 2022 first-round pick (9th overall), a 2022 second-round pick (40th overall), 2022 fourth-round pick and a 2022 fifth-round pick in exchange for QB Russell Wilson (Seahawks). They also traded away a 2023 first-round pick and 2023 second-round pick in the exchange for Wilson
  • Agreed to terms with DE Randy Gregory (Cowboys) on a five-year deal, DT DJ Jones (49ers) on a three-year deal, TE Eric Tomlinson (Ravens), OL Billy Turner (Packers), DB K’Waun Williams (49ers), S J.R. Reed (Giants), LB Alex Singleton (Eagles), QB Josh Johnson (Ravens),
  • Lost QB Teddy Bridgewater (Dolphins)
  • Re-signed LB Josey Jewell to a two-year deal and OT Calvin Anderson (one-year deal)
  • Tendered OLB Malik Reed, QB Brett Rypien, DB P.J. Locke and LB Jonas Griffith

Las Vegas Raiders

Offensive free agents

  • QB Marcus Mariota (Agreed to terms with the Falcons)
  • RB Jalen Richard (Agreed to terms with the
  • WR Zay Jones (Agreed to terms with the Jaguars)
  • OG Richie Incognito
  • WR DeSean Jackson
  • OG Nick Martin
  • TE Derek Carrier
  • OT Brandon Parker
  • OL Jermaine Eluemunor (re-signed)
  • RB Peyton Barber
  • FB Alec Ingold (agreed to terms with the Dolphins)

Defensive free agents

  • OLB Nicholas Morrow (agreed to terms with the Bears)
  • DT Johnathan Hankins (re-signed)
  • LB K.J. Wright
  • DL Quinton Jefferson (agreed to terms with the Seahawks)
  • DL Solomon Thomas (agreed to terms with the Jets)
  • CB Casey Hayward (agreed to terms with the Falcons)
  • DT Gerald McCoy
  • CB Desmond Trufant
  • LB Marquel Lee (agreed to terms with the Bills)
  • DL Darius Philon
  • CB Brandon Facyson (agreed to terms with the Colts)
  • CB Damon Arnette

2022 Free Agency report/Other Notes:

  • Agreed to terms with DE/OLB Chandler Jones (Cardinals) on a three-year deal, DL Bilal Nichols (Bears) on a two-year deal, CB Darius Phillips (Bengals) on a one-year deal, FB Jakob Johnson (Patriots), RB Brandon Bolden (Patriots), WR Mack Hollins (Dolphins), WR Demarcus Robinson (Chiefs), TE Jacob Hollister (Jaguars), RB Ameer Abdullah (Panthers), LB Kyler Fackrell (Chargers), DT Kyle Peko (Titans), LB Jayon Brown (Titans), S Duron Harmon (Falcons), DT Vernon Butler (Bills), OL Alex Bars (Bears)
  • Gave S Dallin Leavitt a right-of-first refusal RFA tender
  • Re-signed OG Jermaine Eluemunor, DT Jonathan Hankins
  • Lost OLB Nicholas Morrow (Bears), WR Zay Jones (Jaguars),
  • Signed DE Maxx Crosby to a four-year extension
  • Traded DE Yannick Ngakoue to the Indianapolis Colts in exchange for CB Rock Ya-Sin
  • Lost CB Casey Hayward (Falcons), WR Zay Jones (Jaguars), CB Brandon Facyson (Colts), DL Quinton Jefferson (Seahawks), LB Nicholas Morrow (Bears), FB Alec Ingold (Dolphins), DL Solomon Thomas (Jets)

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Seattle Seahawks vs. Carolina Panthers, 11-25-18: In-game report

The Carolina Panthers inability to convert on third down and score touchdowns in the red zone, doomed them in a key NFC matchup. The Seattle Seahawks defeated the Panthers, 30-27.  DraftNasty’s Troy Jefferson gives his impressions in this in-game report:

Christian McCaffrey

The term “all-purpose” may be thrown around a little too much. However, it certainly applies to McCaffrey, who finished with 125 rushing yards and 112 yards receiving  against the Seahawks. Offensive coordinator Norv Turner used McCaffrey every which way against the Seahawks:  swing passes, runs between the tackles, single back in the option game, split out wide and on screens.  The main cause for concern in Carolina is that the offense could be seen as too vanilla.  Besides McCaffrey and D.J. Moore, who caught eight passes for 91 yards, no other player tallied more than 50 yards. The Panthers looked predictable at times, especially on 3rd down (3-of-8 against the Seahawks) and in the red zone (3 touchdowns on 7 attempts).  In his first season as coordinator, Turner has showed the ability to put his playmakers in position to make plays, however, he needs more players to step up in both third down and Red Zone situations. 

“McCaffrey was awesome. Cam (Newton) was awesome. But when they got into the red zone, we stopped them. We had four big stops, and they were all crucial,” said Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll during the postgame press conference. 

Middle linebackers duel

A game might not feature a better matchup of opposing middle linebackers than Sunday’s contest,  Bobby Wagner and Luke Kuechly combined for 25 tackles and one tackle for loss.  Both players led their teams in tackles and are the best players on their respective defenses.  Wagner was able to stand Cam Newton up at the line of scrimmage on a critical 4th and 2, preventing the Panthers from scoring on their first drive. On the other side of the ball, Kuechly helped hold the Seahawks number one ranked rushing offense to just 75 yards. 

“Luke Kuechly (pictured left)  is one of the best linebackers in the game, so you know he’s going to make a couple plays,” Seahawks running back Chris Carson said during the postgame press conference.  “For the most part we did what we could do in the run game.”

Tyler Lockett

You can tell a lot about the quarterback’s trust factor by looking at who he throws to on third down.  By that measure, Tyler Lockett was Russell Wilson’s best friend against the Panthers. The Seahawks receiver caught five passes for 107 yards and a touchdown on Sunday, three of which came on third down including his touchdown in the third quarter. On the final drive of the game, Lockett caught a deep pass for 43 yards on 3rd down after Russell Wilson was able to buy some extra time in the pocket, ultimately setting up the Seawhawks game winning field goal. 

“When Russell (Wilson) keeps it alive, we understand how hard it is for defenders to try to guard somebody more than five seconds,” Lockett said.  “If it is longer than four or five seconds, it puts us in a better position to get open.”

Los Angeles Rams vs. Seattle Seahawks, 10-7-18: In-game report

Missed tackles and poor special teams play was enough to cost the Seahawks against the Rams. Los Angeles defeated Seattle, 33-31, to remain undefeated.  DraftNasty’s Troy Jefferson gives his impressions in this in-game report:

Seahawks secondary 

Prior to his season-ending injury, Thomas, pictured, had already posted 22 tackles and three interceptions for the Seahawks.

The Seahawks secondary was dealt another blow last week when Earl Thomas broke his left leg.  The losses in the secondary have been noticeable as the Seahawks now rank in the middle of the pack in terms of completion percentage against and yards per attempt, categories where they normally hover around the top of the league. Seattle has also struggled tackling on the back end, which caused them precious yards after the catch against the Rams.  A bright spot for the Seahawks has been rookie cornerback Tre Flowers (6’3, 194), a converted safety out of Oklahoma State, who against the Cardinals forced a fumble and then broke up a pass against the Rams that led to a Frank Clark interception.  Head coach Pete Carroll got his start as a defensive backs coach and he will have to continue to mold the young players in the secondary if Seattle wants to return to its defensive glory. 

Rams depth at receiver 

Rams second-year wide receiver Josh Reynolds contributed two receptions for 39 yards and rushed for a 10-yard gain on his one carry this past Sunday.

Starting receivers Brandin Cooks and Cooper Kupp are currently in the concussion protocol after suffering concussions against the Seahawks on Sunday during the first half.  Head coach Sean McVay has impressed early in his coaching tenure because of his ability to put his skill players in positions to be successful. Second-year receiver Josh Reynolds and rookie KhaDarel Hodge combined to fill in for 53 yards on three catches.  The Rams should be fine in the short term because as running back Todd Gurley showed in the first quarter, he can take a swing pass and pick up 17 yards to convert 3rd down and long.  Gurley is a workhorse running back who draws so much attention that it will force the opposing defenses to cater to him leaving room for the receivers on the outside to work.  If Kupp or Cooks miss Sunday’s game against the Broncos, look for the Rams to run the ball early and often as McVay finds more creative ways to get Gurley the ball in the passing game. 

Seahawks running game 

Russell Wilson’s dual-threat ability is the foundation of the Seahawks offense.  However, in order to truly be successful on the offensive end, Seattle needs production at running back. Chris Carson and Mike Davis have stepped up over the last two weeks. Carson rushed for 116 yards on 19 carries against the Rams and Davis added 68 yards on 12 touches after rushing for 101 yards against Arizona a week before.  The Seahawks rely on bootlegs, RPOs (run-pass options) and play actions but in order to draw the defense in, the Seahawks have to establish a threat from the running back position.  Currently sitting at 2-3, the team will have to continue to groom its running backs in order to enter the playoff conversation by December.